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Gov. Hochul pledges funding to combat gun violence

The governor joined community organizers and state officials in Brownsville on Thursday morning to announce $13.6 million to combat gun violence.

News 12 Staff

Jul 14, 2022, 5:29 PM

Updated 706 days ago

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Gov. Kathy Hochul is increasing funding for gun violence prevention across the state.
The governor joined community organizers and state officials in Brownsville on Thursday morning to announce $13.6 million to combat gun violence.
The investment includes $2.5 million to coordinate crime analysis centers with a task force that includes nine states. It also includes $2 million to help victims and families of gun violence in Queens.
Another $9 million will fund up to 150 credible messenger positions statewide, such as outreach workers and violence interrupters, with half of those for the five boroughs.
This announcement is Hochul’s latest effort in the state’s public health initiative to address gun violence.
While new NYPD numbers indicate shootings in New York City have gone down since last year, community advocates and officials say there is a lot to be done to combat gun violence in our city.


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